Running unsigned code on some Roku media streaming boxes

People have been hacking streaming media devices such as the Apple TV, Google TV, Chromecast for ages by gaining access to root permissions and installing third party apps that wouldn’t otherwise be supported. Now it’s Roku’s turn. Roku makes some of the most popular devices for streaming internet content to a television, but the built-in […]

Lilbits (9-10-2013): Turning a Kobo Reader into a DIY Linux tablet

Tired of waiting for a sunlight viewable tablet with a Pixel Qi display? You can sort of build your own tablet for outdoor use by taking an eReader with an E Ink touchscreen and loading a full-fledged GNU/Linux operating system on it. That’s what MobileRead forum member MarkGibek did when he installed Debian on the […]

$100 Roku Streaming Stick brings 600 internet media channels to your TV

Roku has been offering small set-top-boxes that let you stream internet video and audio to a television for a few years. Now the company is offering the same features in an even tinier package. The Roku Streaming Stick is a $100 USB flash drive-sized device that you can plug into the HDMI port of any TV […]